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Legoland Florida Resort

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

On January 15, 2010, Merlin Entertainments announced plans to build a Legoland theme park on the site of the former Cypress Gardens theme park, which went out of business in 2009. Six days later, a conference was held. print with the governor of Florida. Charlie Crist and park officials. The story broke out a day before the press conference after an email between public officials was obtained from a local newspaper; the selling price was $ 22.3 million. After a relatively short construction period (compared to parks that were built from scratch), Legoland Florida opened on Saturday, October 15, 2011.

Legoland Florida Resort is a vacation destination in Winter Haven, roughly halfway between Orlando and Tampa, Florida. The resort features the same Legoland Florida theme park, Legoland Water Park, three on-site accommodations, and an upcoming on-site park with separate tickets based on the British children's animated series Peppa Pig which opens in February 2022.

Built on the site of the former Cypress Gardens theme park, Legoland preserved the botanical gardens and revamped the water park theme and selected attractions and venues to reflect the various Lego brands.

The park encompasses 145 acres (0.59 km2), making it the second-largest Legoland park after Legoland Windsor in the UK. Designed for families with children aged 2 to 12, the park has more than fifty rides, shows, attractions, restaurants, and shops, as well as the original Cypress Gardens that pay homage to the park's previous use.

Legoland Water Park was initially built as "Splash Island," which debuted in 2005 with five rides within Cypress Gardens. Splash Island was the only water park in Polk County when it opened. After Merlin Entertainments purchased the Cypress Gardens site, Splash Island was reworked with Lego themes that replaced the original Polynesian-themed rides. Legoland Water Park also added a sixth attraction, a children's water play area called the Duplo Splash Safari, which featured slides and fountains in a shallow pool. The park reopened with its new name on May 26, 2012.

The 152-room Legoland Hotel opened on May 15, 2015, The Legoland Beach Retreat opened on April 7, 2017, which features 166 rooms in 83 self-contained bungalows designed to resemble giant Lego sets. Pirate Island Hotel opened on June 25, 2020, after a previous delay from April 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This hotel is pirate-themed.

Any child - or child at heart - who has ever built anything with LEGO® bricks will find themselves at the LEGOLAND® Florida Resort theme park for the moment of their life! From thrilling roller coasters and rides to creative play areas and phenomenal building zones, you are invited to spend the day building, laughing, and playing the LEGO way. After entering the park's first area, aptly named The Beginning, you'll have more than 50 attractions to choose from, spread across 14 distinct lands with numerous themed experiences.

Visit your favorite THE LEGO ® MOVIE ™ friends in Bricksburg and jump into a daring flying theater or battle the waters against DUPLO ® aliens to save the day.

You can also ride The Grand Carousel in Fun Town, the brave Land of Adventure's Coastersaurus, and saddle up for Mia's Riding Adventure in Heartlake City. Meanwhile, the youngest members of your family will love the miniature DUPLO ® Valley and kids of all ages can get creative in the interactive Imagination Zone. The adventures get even wilder from here! On LEGO Technic, for example, you'll find The Great LEGO Race, the first virtual reality-based coaster designed just for kids, and AQUAZONE Wave Racers. Then, blast animated fireballs, lightning bolts, and more as you track your score against friends, family, and other guests in LEGO ® NINJAGO ® The Ride!

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